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Chavez Jr: I'm Back on November 11, Fighting Anthony Dirrell

Former WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) revealed on social media that he's returning to the ring on November 11 at The Forum in Los Angeles, California.

According to Chavez, he is facing former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) at the full division limit of 168-pounds.

Back in May at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Chavez Jr. drained himself down to catch-weight of 164.5-pounds for an all-Mexican showdown with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who moved up from 155-pounds. Chavez Jr. took a beating in the fight from start to finish and appeared to have no energy.

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After that loss, Chavez revealed that he he basically starved himself to make the weight, as there was a stiff penalty of $1 million for every pound he was over in the contest. It was Chavez's lowest weight since September 2012, when he fought as a middleweight.

Prior to the loss to Canelo, Chavez had fought in the super middleweight limit and defeated tough German contender Dominik Britsch last fall in Mexico.

Chavez had been targeting a fight with former middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs, who had very little interest in moving up to 168-pounds to face him.

Dirrell was scheduled to face Callum Smith and then David Benavidez for the vacant WBC 168-pound title. He withdrew with an injury. Benavidez now holds the belt after recently defeating Ronald Gavril.

Dirrell has now won two in a row, including his last two by knockout, since losing his title by way of a twelve round decision to Badou Jack in 2015.

Many will wonder if this fight is a miscalculation for Chavez. Back in 2015, he took a similar big risk by returning from an injury and a one-year layoff, by moving up to light heavyweight and fought top contender Andrzej Fonfara of Poland. Fonfara dominated the fight and handed Chavez his first stoppage loss.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxngLove on 09-19-2017

Yo! JCC Jr... I think i found your watch that those two hookers took when they drugged you.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;18063441]I thought Smith did o.k. considering he's been out of the ring since last year. [/quote] Well don't get it wrong. I'm not saying he sucks. He's a good fighter, he's a world class guy, but he's not this…

Comment by nycsmooth on 09-18-2017

Another ass whooping for jr ...most apparent with him as his calibre of opposition got better his KO's became fewer ...no more taxi drivers like the old man...

Comment by FLEX U.K on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18063394]Absolutely. I don't get the hype with Callum at all. Okay he's tall for a 168lber. Great I guess. All I've seen is him look good vs stumblebums & when he fights his best opponent he damn near looks…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-18-2017

[QUOTE=FLEX U.K;18063351]Seriously??[/QUOTE] Absolutely. I don't get the hype with Callum at all. Okay he's tall for a 168lber. Great I guess. All I've seen is him look good vs stumblebums & when he fights his best opponent he damn near…

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